- While eating (at home), soak trays in warm water (this will help dislodge any griminess).
- Rinse trays in warm water before putting them in; it will help with dry mouth.
- It is also a good idea to sterilise your Invisalign braces before storing them. As you finish with each set sterilize them using a denture cleaner and place them back in the resealable bag in which they arrived. If you need to reuse them for any reason at a later date they will then be fresh when you return. Invisalign braces that aren't sterilised before storage become discoloured and smelly.
- When changing trays, the best time to do it is on a Friday night after your last meal. Take painkillers (like Advil) and relax, or go to bed. By next morning the pain/pressure won't be as bad.
- To remove trays (if they are too tight), use a tartar pick to help dislodge the back of each side of your trays.
- Try to use thumbs to remove trays.
- Make sure before changing to a new set of trays that they will not injure your gums or lips (often due to rough edges). Use fine grain sandpaper or a nail file to file smooth the rough edges of the new trays.